Ole Miss assistant Jack O’Keefe will likely be named the next Georgia Regents head men’s golf coach, according to a report by Golfweek’s Lance Ringler.
In a tweet this morning, the veteran golf writer wrote on Twitter the school is expected to tab O’Keefe in the near future to fill the void left by former coach Kevin McPherson. According to Georgia Regents sports information director Joey Warren, the school had no comment on the matter.
BARNWELL, S.C. -- A Blackville, S.C., man will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole after being found guilty of killing a friend who had gotten him out of jail.
On Thursday a Barnwell County jury found Sammie Gerrick, 42, guilty of the slaying of Tyrone Anthony Donaldson. The victim’s body was found Aug. 4, 2011, in a wooded area near Blackville. He had been missing two weeks.
WARRENTON, Ga. -- Two men were killed and westbound traffic on I-20 restricted after a Saturday morning accident near the Ridge Road overpass.
GUYTON, Ga. -- A Georgia family has lost three sons in a horrific crash on Georgia Highway 17 in Effingham County.
Wesley Mulligan, 18, was on the way to pick up his little sister at Marlow Elementary School about 3 p.m. Thursday when the Ford truck he was driving struck a gasoline tanker, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehanipoor said.
Passengers in the truck were his brothers, Garrett Mulligan, a 16-year-old ninth-grade student at Effingham County High School, and 3-year-old brother Eli Hickox.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Junior Shawn Brown opened the scoring by burning the Frederica secondary over the top on a 76-yard touchdown pass from Christian Reid. Then, in the second quarter, Brown flipped the momentum with an interception and 40-yard return to set up a score.
When it mattered most Friday night, Vidalia couldn’t part Laney’s “Red Sea” defense.
The Wildcats recovered two turnovers in the final four minutes and Laney held on for a 22-13 win in the second round of the Class AA playoffs.
In the final 3½ quarters, the Wildcats limited the Indians to 48 yards of total offense. In the fourth quarter, Jacoby Gray and Shai Brown each registered a third-down sack, while Vicente Thompkins added an interception. Brown clinched the game when he recovered a Vidalia fumble on the Laney 36 with one minute remaining.
Interstate 20 near Thomson was shut down for more than two hours Friday after a tanker truck carrying methanol caught fire.
About 5:30 p.m., crews were called to mile marker 167 after the truck blew a tire in the westbound lanes, causing the sleeper cab to ignite, according to McDuffie County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Steven Sewell.
Four Augusta men have been charged with armed robbery following a Thursday holdup at Fleming Heights Apartments at 2467 Lumpkin Road.
William Jordan Wilcher, 18, of Hopkins Street; Demarcus Rashad Reynolds, 18, of Mount View Drive; Franklin Jerrod Taylor, 23, of 13th Street; and William Curtis Lewis, 26, of Redoubt Circle, each have been charged with felony armed robbery, according to jail records.
Reynolds has also been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
A 30-year-old homeless man has been charged in the Aug. 28 shooting death of Charlie David Davis.
Curtis Michael Bonman was charged Friday with felony counts of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to jail records. He was being held without bond.
About 11 p.m. on Aug. 28, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2100 block of Third Avenue, where they found Davis, 31, of Augusta, suffering from a gunshot wound, according to an incident report.
When thieves stole a gun from a Martinez man’s truck earlier this month, it became just another statistic in a state that already ranks high for having the most stolen or lost guns.
The stolen .45-caliber handgun was involved in the Nov. 11 accidental shooting death of 18-year-old Delarrion Smith in Richmond County. Dominique Sullivan, who said he and Smith were playing with the gun, was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Local law enforcement officers say it’s rare that stolen guns turn up at the scene of a crime.
Every second counts for law enforcement searching for an abducted child – even when, some authorities say, it means waking many Georgia residents from their slumber.
A recent Levi’s Call – Georgia’s version of the Amber alert – sent to people’s cell phones about 5:40 a.m. started a Twitter backlash, with some people saying they were changing settings to turn off the notifications after they were jolted awake.
A handful of fee increases lies ahead for garbage customers, many of whom are still smarting from the city’s tumultuous June transition to weekly pickup.
The increases, part of City Administrator Fred Russell’s latest balanced-budget proposal, include an already-approved fee for unoccupied properties and a proposed 4 percent fee increase and $3 monthly street-sweeping fee for all households.
Dominique Sullivan, the man accused of fatally shooting his friend in a car during horseplay, was denied bond Friday on an unrelated armed robbery charge.
Superior Court Senior Judge William M. Fleming Jr. denied the bond, citing Sullivan as a threat to public safety.
Sullivan, 19, is facing charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for involvement in the Aug. 27 armed robbery of a 38-year-old North Augusta man.
Police are seeking a man and a woman who took a wallet from a Wal-mart shopping cart earlier this month.
About 5 p.m. Nov. 10, an unknown black man and black woman approaching the Wal-mart at 3209 Deans Bridge Road, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
With chants and homemade signs, about 30 picketers stood across from the 15th Street entrance to Georgia Regents University on Friday and protested the College of Dental Medicine’s use of animals for scientific research.
Waving at the passing traffic, the protesters – a handful with pet dogs in tow – held signs that read “Humanity: not just for humans” and “Dogs should not die for dentures.”
Today is the last day of school for some students in the Augusta area as they prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Columbia, Burke and McDuffie county students have a entire week off to celebrate with their families, according to school Web sites. Richmond and Aiken county students’ vacations will be slightly shorter with only Wednesday through next Friday out of school.
WATKINSVILLE, GA. — A third Augusta suspect was charged Friday in the Nov. 14 kidnapping of an Athens-area man.
Deputies arrested Curtis Michael Bonman, 30, in Richmond County, where he is being held without bond, said Oconee County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Lee Weems.
Two other suspects were arrested Thursday, one in Augusta and another in middle Georgia’s Jones County.
“We’re proud of not only being able to get these two apprehended, but we’ve developed leads that may take this case even further,” Berry said.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a man accused of stealing items from Wal-Mart.
Police said Terrell Moore, 53, committed the theft at the Deans Bridge Road store at 10:20 p.m. Nov. 10.
Anyone with information can contact Investigator Jimmy Wren at (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080.
Hundreds of families in need will take home a free turkey Monday for their Thanksgiving feast.
The annual James Brown Turkey Giveaway will be at 8:30 a.m. at Dyess Park, 902 James Brown Blvd. Members of the Brown family and volunteers will hand out turkeys to preregistered households.
Soul music icon James Brown started handing out turkeys more than 20 years ago. The Brown Family Children Foundation continues to hold the event.
Police arrested three men after a burglary attempt turned into a vehicle pursuit Friday, forcing two Hephzibah schools to go on lockdown.
Jakota Little, 28, of Augusta; David Corey Lawrence, 29, of Augusta; and Dechan Antonio Newton, 24, of Augusta, were charged with criminal attempt burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of burglary each, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
About 1:03 p.m., deputies were called to the 5100 block of Henderson Road in reference to a burglary in progress.